Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Maurice Hughes Culver Sr.

Maurice Hughes Culver Sr., 81, Henderson, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of American Legion Worsham Post No. 40 and Moose Lodge No. 732, where he served as bartender for many years. He was life member of the V.F.W. post. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served as a medic. He was a Kentucky Colonel and had worked on the construction of Hoover Dam.

Survivors include one daughter, Janie Yvonne Harris of Evansville; one son, Maurice H. Culver Jr. of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; one sister, Ruth Martin of Henderson; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Lillian Mae Goad
PROVIDENCE -- Lillian Mae Goad, 64, Providence, died at 6:13 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

She was a member of Diamond Missionary Baptist Church for over 20 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Denton of Dixon; two sons, Mike Goad of Henderson and Noah Goad Evansville; one sister, Lorrine Wilson of Evansville; and one granddaughter.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Missionary Baptist Church in Diamond, Ky. The Rev. Pete Hedgepath will officiate. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery in Booneville, Ind.

There will be no visitation.

Townsend-Jones Funeral Home in Providence is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Lacy Smith Jr.
OWENSBORO -- Henry Lacy Smith Jr., 74, Owensboro, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Leisure Years Nursing Home here.

He was formerly employed by Glenmore Distilleries in Owensboro and was retired from St. Vincent DePaul in Evansville, where he was a repairman and delivery man. He was a former member of Hall Street Baptist Church in Owensboro.

Survivors include four daughters, Linda Howard, Paula Montgomery and Tina Tague all of Owensboro, and Debbie McDonald of Henderson; one son, Henry Smith of Evansville; one sister, Helen Harper of Henderson; two brothers, Charles Smith of Henderson and Ted Smith of Fairborn, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 8:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Thelma R. Adams
NASHVILLE -- Thelma R. Adams, 81, formerly of Clay, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of Tusculum Hills Baptist Church in Nashville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman T., who died in 1971.

Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Sack of Nashville; one stepdaughter, Betty Pride of Clay; three sisters, Anna Lou Syers of Sturgis, Lois Galbraith of Newburgh, Ind., and Charline Bryant of St. Louis; three brothers, Bill Rich of Sturgis, Darrel Rich of Cadiz, Ky., and Kenneth Rich of Nortonville, Ky.; one granddaughter; and one stepgrandson.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay. The Rev. Laddie Pride will officiate.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. today at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay.

Nancy Willoughby
LAS VEGAS -- Nancy Willoughby, 40, Las Vegas, formerly of Marion, Ky., died at 3:05 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at Sunrise Hospital here.

Survivors include her parents, Glenn and Louise Willoughby of Mexico, Ky.; one brother, James Willoughby of Dixon; and one nephew.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mexico Baptist Church in Mexico, Ky. The Rev. Rodney Groff will officiate. Burial will be in Mexico Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home.

George F. "Tutter" Green

George F. "Tutter" Green, 85, Henderson, died at 4:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Little Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon's board. He retired from Bohn's Ready to Wear after many years of service as a custodian.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Lillian; two daughters, LaShyrl McGuire and Lydia Green, both of Henderson; one son, Glen Green of Springfield, Ill.; one sister, Odessa Green of Henderson; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson. The Rev. John Black will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Edith Dailey
CLAY -- Mary Edith Dailey, 80, Clay, died at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Wanda Sue Knight, who died in 1979, and Joyce Collins, who died in 1996.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Vaughn of Clay; one sister, Bernadine Orr of Marion, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. Robert Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

James Herschel Turley
PROVIDENCE -- James Herschel Turley, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at his home here.

He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Providence. A World War II veteran, he was past owner of Providence Auto Parts, past president of Providence Golf and Country Club, and a member of Providence Masonic Lodge No. 148.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene; three daughters, Linda Turley Brown of Providence, Karan Chamberlain of Evansville and Sandra McCully of Mount Carmel, Ill.; one son, Steve Turley of Clay; two sisters, Kathryn Smith and Mary Simpson, both of Evansville; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Fred Harrison will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery in Providence.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Charles Sammy Brown

CLAY -- Charles Sammy Brown, 68, Clay, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville due to cancer.

He was a retired from Brown's Ramsey Creek Farms, in which he was a partner. He was a deacon at Pride Baptist Church in Pride, Ky., where he had been an adult Sunday School teacher for many years.

He was caretaker of the Pride-Bordley Cemetery in Clay for many years and enjoyed gardening and hunting.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Helen; one daughter, Dr. Sherri Brown Osteen of Augusta, Ga.; one son, David Brown of Pride; one sister, Betty Jo Brown of Evansville; one brother, James Edward Brown of Pride; four grandchildren; and two nieces.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. Burial will be in Pride-Bordley Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Pride Baptist Church, The Gideons International or the American Cancer Society.

Lylia Wilson

CADIZ -- Lylia Wilson, 75, Cadiz, also of Henderson, died at 10:55 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2000, at her home in Henderson.

A member of Pentecostal Revival Church in Cadiz, she was also a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Wilson.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, John T.; two sons, Jack Wilson of Henderson and Terry Wilson of Evansville; three sisters, Opal Garrett of Henderson, Joy Dunlop of Granite City, Ill., and Barbara Goodley of Kirkwood, Mo.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pentecostal Revival Church in Cadiz. The Rev. Richard Hatley will officiate. Burial will be in Trigg Memory Acres in Cadiz.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz.

Dwight Wayne "Chris" Alley

Dwight Wayne "Chris" Alley, 53, Henderson, died at 5:10 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Henderson Moose Lodge, Henderson Elks Lodge, and Auxiliary Legion of Mary in Evansville. He received a masters degree in science and social work from the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and a masters degree in psychology from the University of Evansville.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Janice.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Waverly.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 6 p.m. today.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church or St. Peter Catholic Church Building Fund.

Alice Jones-Taylor
Alice Jones-Taylor, 87, Henderson, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Brentwood Nursing and Rehab in Evansville.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H., who died July 29, 1998; one daughter, Maggie Watson; and one son, Roy Pruitt.

Survivors include two sons, William Taylor Jr. and Donald Taylor, both of Evansville; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending at Osborne Funeral Home.

Donald B. "Beetle" Watson Sr.
UNIONTOWN -- Donald B. "Beetle" Watson Sr., 66, Uniontown, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

A retired coal miner, he was a member of the UMWA local No. 1073. He was also a member of Uniontown VFW Post No. 5488.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbie; two daughters, Kim Haag of Uniontown and Debbie French of Waverly; two sons, Ricky Watson of Uniontown and Donald Watson Jr. of Waverly; two brothers, Marvin L. Watson of Evansville and Thomas B. Watson of Houston, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Bob Willett will officiate. Burial will be in City Cemetery in Uniontown.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home, where prayers will be said at 7 tonight.

William Earl Pate
OWENSBORO -- William Earl Pate, 41, Owensboro, died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was a diesel mechanic and enjoyed racing cars and riding motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jermey Earl Pate, who died Aug. 24, 1998.

Survivors include his fiance, Lara Stidham of Morganfield; his mother, Barbara Williamson of Morganfield; his grandmother, Evelyn "Tiny" Hazelwood of Knottsville, Ky.; one sister, Terrie Reaves of Paducah; one niece and two nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro. The Rev. Noble Cobb will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Owensboro.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Alma Nell Padgett
NEW HARMONY, Ind. -- Alma Nell Padgett, 90, Evansville, formerly of New Harmony, died 11:19 a.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital.

She was a member of Johnson United Methodist Church in New Harmony. She and her husband ran Padgett's Grocery in New Harmony for nearly 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, who died in 1979; and one daughter, Arlene Chanley, who died in 1976.

Survivors include two daughters, Paulene Austin of Evansville and Joyce Robb of New Harmony; three sons, Robert Padgett of Henderson, Lawrence Weyerbacher of Evansville and Joseph Weyerbacher of New Harmony; one sister, Mary Breedon of Louisville; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Werry Funeral Home in New Harmony. The Rev. Kenneth Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in New Harmony.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Johnson United Methodist Church in New Harmony.

Willis H. Jacobs
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Willis H. Jacobs, 80, Columbia, died Aug. 7, 2000, at University Hospital & Clinics here.

He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II. He was also active in the Columbia Senior Center and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Columbia.

Survivors include his fiancee, Mildred Robertson of Columbia; a son, Jack Jacobs of Smith Mills; two sisters, Naomi Smith of Columbia and Arlone Kallenbach of Doniphan, Mo.; one brother, Jerry C. Jacobs of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; two grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Baptist Church.

The Rev. Bruce Caldwell will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Liberty Baptist Church, 7461 N. Brown Station Road., Columbia, MO, 65202.

Loraine W. Hayes Gilson
AKRON, Ohio -- Loraine W. Hayes Gilson, 70, died Friday July 28, 2000.

She was the former organist at Immanuel Baptist Temple in Henderson. She also enjoyed playing the piano. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Barberton, Ohio, where she was director of the choir.

She was preceded in death by one son, Charles L. Gilson II.

She is survived by her husband, Charles L.; one daughter, Cheryl Linhart of Louisville; two sisters, Beverly Lance and Carolyn Hayes; two brothers, Mel Hayes and Allan Hayes; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services were held Monday, July 31, at First Baptist Church in Barberton. The Rev. E. Murray McMillan officiated. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Akron.

Bobbie Jean Fridy Dabbs

Bobbie Jean Fridy Dabbs, 74, Henderson, formerly of Ashbyburg, Ky., died at 12:02 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a homemaker and owner of Farifax Kennels in Henderson.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, George H.; one daughter, Ann Groves of Sturgis; one son, Barry Dabbs of Henderson; one brother, Roger Fridy of Ashbyburg, Ky.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tompkins Funeral Homes Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. The Rev. Leo Perkins will officiate. Burial will be in Onton Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

James Vernon Grayson
LOUISVILLE -- James Vernon Grayson, 76, Louisville, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Thomson Hood VA Center in Wilmore, Ky.

He was a machinist and member of West Side Baptist Church in Louisville. He was also a member of American Legion Shawnee Post and Mason Suburban Lodge No. 740. He was a World War II veteran.

Survivors include one brother, Ernest Grayson of Louisville; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole.

There will be no visitation.

Frances Wickliffe Johnson

Frances Wickliffe Johnson, 74, Henderson, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at her summer home in Chatham, Mass., after a prolonged illness.

She was educated at Park Prep School, Randolph Macon Women's College in Virginia, and the University of Kentucky, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in history.

She was an avid world traveler and enjoyed gardening, reading, and the arts. She was a member of the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va.; the Hideaway Beach Club at Marco Island, Fla.; and the Chatham Beach and Tennis Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Charles S. Johnson Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Frances C. "Missie" Johnson of New York City, and Kathryn Johnson Neiswender of Chevy Chase, Md.; two sons, Charles S. Johnson III of Henderson and William B. Wickliffe II of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church in Chatham.

Prayer services will be held in Henderson and West Point, N.Y. at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Ovarian Cancer Research, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 5 South Green St., Henderson, KY 42420; or The Friends of Audubon, P.O. Box 576, Henderson, KY 42420.

Nickerson Funeral Home in Chatham is in charge of arrangements.

Vickie J. McAtee
SMITH MILLS -- Vickie J. McAtee, 39, Smith Mills, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was a member of Belleview United Methodist Church.

She was a nail technician with Accent on Hair Designs in Henderson and with Superior Tan in Morganfield.

She also was a volunteer with the Smith Mills Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Smith Mills Lioness Club.

Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Mike; one daughter, Dena Michelle McAtee of Smith Mills; her parents, Mike and Sue Nixon of Waverly; two sisters, Kathy Givens of Spottsville, and Sharon Nixon of Morganfield; one brother, Mike Nixon of Whispering Meadows, Ky.; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Belleview United Methodist Church. The Revs. Harry Lewis and Rebecca Curry will officiate. Burial will be in Smith Mills Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Belleview United Methodist Church.


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